Pryors In The War of 1812

This is not a alpha-order list of men named Pryor. I've taken all the men named Pryor (and variations) who served in the War of 1812 and organized them into groups of which state's militia they served. I've identified Pryors by their known military record (histories and pensions) and then attempted to identify Pryors by where they served and who they served with. The only grouping that may be confusing are the Pryors who fought in Louisiana-- they were from Kentucky!



UNKNOWN STATE:


Nicholas Pryor RANGERS, UNITED STATES VOLUNTEERS. Pvt Pvt
(This may be the brother of Joseph E. Pryor who fought in Louisiana. Or this may be Nicholas B. Pryor of Nashville who wrote to President Thomas Jefferson in 1813 requesting a military commsision).


LOUISIANA



Major Jean Baptiste Plauche's Battalion were 315 who fought in French uniforms against the British at the Battle of New Orleans. They were joined with forces headed by Andrew Jackson consisting of 3000 volunteers from Tennessee, Kentucky, and Mississippi.
James Pryor PLAUCHE'S BATTALION LOUISIANA MILITIA. Pvt Pvt
Joseph E Pryor CAPT. SPRIGG'S CO., BOATMEN, LOUISIANA VOLS. 1 Sgt 1 Sgt (James Pryor brother of Nathaniel Pryor (the Lewis & Clark explorer) and Robert L. Pryor. He signed his will on Christmas Day 1814 before the Battle of New Orleans. It was probated in Jefferson Co., KY in 1822)
Joseph E Pryor CAPT. SPRING'S CO., BOATMEN, LOUISIANA VOLS. 1 Sgt 1 Sgt (This is the Joseph Everett Pryor who was on the census records of Livingston Co., KY and Pope Co., IL and recorded as a "pilot" - river boat operator on the 1850 Census.)

OHIO:



Nathan Prier 1 REGIMENT (DELONG'S), OHIO MILITIA. Pvt Pvt

Francis Prior RHODES' ODD BATTALION, OHIO MILITIA. Pvt Pvt

Jordon Prior RAYEN'S REGIMENT, OHIO MILITIA. Pvt Pvt

Griffith Prior COLLIER'S REGIMENT, OHIO MILITIA. Pvt Pvt

William Prior DARROW'S ODD BATTALION, OHIO MILITIA. Pvt Pvt

Major James V. Ball's 2nd Regiment of Light Dragoons fought at The Battle Mississinewa (now Indiana). The men were mostly from Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and Michigan
Isaac Prior LIEUT. COL. BALL'S SQUADRON LIGHT DRAGOONS, U.S. VOLUNTEERS. Pvt Pvt
John Prior LIEUT. COL. BALL'S SQUADRON LIGHT DRAGOONS, U.S. VOLUNTEERS. Pvt Pvt


GEORGIA:



Marlow Pryor FREEMAN'S SQUADRON CAVALRY, GEORGIA MIL. Pvt 141 602 MCVICKER WILLIAM Sgt Sgt

Jenkin's Georgia Volunteers
Obediah
Pryor 2 REG'T (JENKINS'), GEORGIA VOLS. AND MILITIA. Pvt Pvt
Obediah Pryer 2 REG'T (JENKIN'S) GEORGIA VOLS. AND MIL. Pvt Pvt
Obediah Prior 2 REG'T (JENKINS') GEORGIA VOLS. AND MIL. Pvt Pvt
Allen Prier 2 REG'T (JENKINS'), GEORGIA VOLS. AND MILITIA. Pvt Pvt
Allen Prior 2 REG'T (JENKIN'S) GEORGIA VOLS. AND MIL. Pvt Pvt

John Pryor Capt THOMAS' COMPANY, ARTILLERY, GEORGIA MILITIA. Pvt Pvt

John Pryor 1 REG'T (HARRIS'), GEORGIA MILITIA. Pvt Pvt
John Prior 1 REGIMENT (HARRIS'), GEORGIA MILITIA. Pvt Pvt



VIRGINIA:

Creed Taylor PRIOR age 16 born abt 1797. 12th US Infantry. 5' 6", red hair, hazel eyes, red complexion, Dis. List of Recruits sent to principal rendezvous Sept 26 1813. Capt. Post's Co.-- clo. acct. 1814. M. R. Capt. S. R. Moore's Co. Feb. 28 1814, and April 30. Absent left at Sacketts harbor, transferred from Capt. Charlton's Co. 115 (Pat.) at Sacketts Harbor--Reenlisted. See Creed T. Prior US Rifles. Enlisted Sept. 25 1813 for 5 years by Capt. Page. When he reenlisted he was described as sandy-haired with fair complexion. Order Book 1813/15, Conjocquita Creek Dec 5 1814. Tried by D. N. C. M. for for unsoldier like conduct-- aquitted. D.R. Capt. Geo. Gray's Co. Feb. 16 and I. R. Feb 28 and April 3 1815 present.

William B Pryor 83 REG'T (SCOTT'S) VIRGINIA MILITIA. Pvt Pvt (Possibly the same William B. Pryor who served in Byrne's Militia below)

William Pryor 4 REGIMENT VIRGINIA MILITIA. Pvt Pvt

Louisa Jane Pryor
applied for a widow's pension for her husband William Pryor who fought with Capt. Foler's Co., Capt. Walter S. Fontain's Co., and Capt. Samuel B. Peters Co. Wid. Orig. 20516, Wid Certf. 21484

Kelsick's Company of Volunteer Riflemen
were stationed in Norfolk
Edward Prior CAPTAIN KELSICK'S COMPANY, RIFLEMEN, VIRGINIA MILITIA. Rank: SERGEANT SERGEANT

Byrne's Virginia Milita - A Brunswick County Regiment?
Luke Pryor 1 REG'T (BYRNE'S) VIRGINIA MILITIA. Q M Sgt / Q M Sgt (Luke Pryor, brother of Philp Pryor below and uncle of William B. Pryor below. Lived in Brunswick Co., VA and later moved to Madison Co., AL)
Philip Pryor 1 REG'T (BYRNE'S) VIRGINIA MILITIA. Capt Capt (Philip Pryor b. 1775, uncle of William B. Pryor below)
William B Pryor 1 REG'T (BYRNE'S) VIRGINIA MILITIA.CORPORAL CORPORAL (William Bland Pryor b. 1793, son of Richard Pryor and Ann Bland. Was living in Brunswick Co., VA in 1820. Jane B. Pryor applied for a widow's pension. Orig. 15639, Certf. 7021- he served in Capt. Philip Pryor's Co., VA Militia)

B W Pryor PRYOR'S DETACHMENT, VIRGINIA MILITIA. Capt Capt
Brazure W Pryor 1 REG'T (CLARKE'S) VIRGINIA MILITIA. Capt Capt
(Brazure Williams Pryor fought at the Battle of Hampton. Counted in 1810 and 1820 in Elizabeth City, VA)

John Pryor 3 REG'T (DICKINSON'S) VIRGINIA MILITIA. Pvt Pvt

John Pryor 6 REGIMENT VIRGINIA MILITIA. Sgt Sgt
John Pryor 6 REGIMENT VIRGINIA MILITIA. Sgt Sgt
(Listed twice, possibly the same man who mustered in and out of the regiment)

Battalion of Artillery:
Samuel Pryor Jr BATTALION OF ART'Y (1813-14), VIRGINIA MIL. Pvt Pvt
William Pryor Jr BATTALION OF ART'Y (1813-14), VIRGINIA MIL. Pvt Pvt
John H Pryor BATTALION OF ART'Y (1813-14), VIRGINIA MIL. Pvt CORPORAL (These are possibly the same ment listed below in Wall's 8th Regiment)

5th Regiment of the Virginia Militia
John
Pryor 5 REGIMENT VIRGINIA MILITIA. Sgt Sgt
John C Pryor MAJOR WOODFORD'S SQUADRON, CAVALRY, VIRGINIA MILITIA. Pvt Sgt
John C Pryor MAJOR WOODFORD'S SQUADRON, CAVALRY, VIRGINIA MILITIA. Pvt Sgt
John C Prior MAJOR WOODFORD'S SQUADRON, CAVALRY, VIRGINIA MILITIA. Pvt SERGEANT
John G Pryor 5 REG'T (MCDOWELL'S) VIRGINIA MILITIA. Pvt Pvt
John G Pryor 12 REGIMENT VIRGINIA MILITIA. Capt Capt
John G Pryor 12 REGIMENT VIRGINIA MILITIA. Capt Capt
John G Pryor 5 REG'T (MCDOWELL'S) VIRGINIA MILITIA. Pvt Pvt (possibly John C. Pryor, son of David Pryor and Susannah Ballow)
John Prior 5 REGIMENT VIRGINIA MILITIA. SERGEANT SERGEANT
John C Pryer 5 REG'T (MCDOWELL'S) VIRGINIA MILITIA. Pvt Pvt
Langston S Pryor 5 REGIMENT VIRGINIA MILITIA. Lieut Lieut
Langshorn S Pryor 5 REGIMENT VIRGINIA MILITIA. Lieut Lieut (son of David Pryor and Susanna Ballow. Resided Buckingham Co., VA)
Zach B Pryor 5 REGIMENT VIRGINIA MILITIA. Pvt Pvt (son of David Pryor and Susanna Ballow) (son of David Pryor and Susanna Ballow. Resided Buckingham Co., VA)
William Preyer 5 REGIMENT VIRGINIA MILITIA. Pvt Pvt (possibly William Smith Pryor, son of David Pryor and Susannah Ballow)

Wall's 8th Regiment of the Virginia Militia
John H Pryor 8 REG'T (WALL'S) VIRGINIA MILITIA. CORPORAL CORPORAL
John H Pryor 8 REG'T (WALL'S) VIRGINIA MILITIA. CORPORAL CORPORAL
Samuel Pryor Jr 8 REG'T (WALL'S) VIRGINIA MILITIA. Pvt Pvt
William Pryor Jr 8 REG'T (WALL'S) VIRGINIA MILITIA. CORPORAL CORPORAL
William Pryor 8 REG'T (WALL'S) VIRGINIA MILITIA. Pvt Pvt
William Prior 8 REG'T (WALL'S) VIRGINIA MILITIA. Pvt Pvt
Samuel Pryor 8 REG'T (WALL'S) VIRGINIA MILITIA. Pvt Pvt
(In 1810 Census John Hughes Pryor, Samuel Pryor and William Pryor were recorded as Heads of household in Goochland Co., VA)
(Lucy J. Pryor applied for a military pension for her husband Samuel T. Pryor who served under Capt. Nathaniel Perkins in the Virginia Militia. Looks like the pension was first awarded to Samuel. He is on the 1840 Census in Goochland Co., VA as Samuel T. Pryor. He and his wife are both on the census in 1850.)


Boyd's 9th Regiment of the Virginia Militia
Pryor Broaddus (private) (son of John Broaddus and Frances Pryor, daughter of Christopher Pryor)


KENTUCKY:



John Pryer 16 REG'T (PORTER'S) KENTUCKY MILITIA. Pvt Pvt

John Pryor 8 REGIMENT (CALLAWAY'S), MOUNTED, KENTUCKY VOLUNTEERS. Pvt Pvt
John Pryor 8 REGIMENT (CALLAWAY'S), MOUNTED, KENTUCKY VOLUNTEERS. Pvt Pvt
John Prior 8 REGIMENT (CALLAWAY'S), MOUNTED, KENTUCKY VOLS. Pvt Pvt

Miller's 3rd Kentucky Regiment - possibly men from Bullitt Co., KY
Robert L
Pryor MOUNTED DETACHMENT (JUNE-AUG., 1813), KENTUCKY VOLS. Pvt Pvt (Kentucky Soldiers of the War of 1812: With an Added Index By Kentucky Adjutant-General's Office states his name as "Robert Lewis Pryor")
Robert L Pryor 5 REGIMENT (RENICK'S), MOUNTED, KENTUCKY VOLS. Lieut Lieut (Kentucky in Retrospect: Noteworthy Personages and Events in Kentucky History, 1792-1942 , lists this person as ensign Robert Lewis Pryor.)
Robert L Priour 5 REGIMENT (RENICK'S), MOUNTED, KENTUCKY VOLUNTEERS. LIEUTENANT LIEUTENANT
Robert Lewis Pryor Mustered in at Newport on August 31, 1813. Captain John Hornbeck's Company, position Ensign. Kentucky Mounted Volunteer Militia, commanded by Col. Henry Renick. (Kentucky Soldiers of the War of 1812: With Added Index by Kentucky Adjutant-General's Office)
Robert Pryor 3 REG'T (MILLER'S) KENTUCKY MILITIA. Pvt Pvt
Simon Prior 3 REG'T (MILLER'S) KENTUCKY MILITIA. Pvt Pvt (Simon Pryor, son of Simon Pryor in Bullit Co., KY. Simon Sr. was born in NJ)



TENNESSEE:

Unknown Region:

Samuel Pryor 2 REGIMENT, MOUNTED (HIGGINS'), TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS. Pvt Pvt

William G
Pryor CAPT. JOEL PARRISH, JR.'S CO. OF ARTILLERISTS, TENNESSEE MILITIA. Pvt Pvt (Is this the William Pryor who settled in Overton Co., TN. He married in 1809 in VA and is on the 1820 Census in TN. He and his wife have no children born during the war years. Joel Parrish was a witness on the 1829 bill of sale between all the Pryors and their Taylor in-laws. Parrish is also on the same census page as William Pryor for the 1830 Census in Overton County, TN)

West Tennessee:

Samuel
Prior 3 REG'T (ROULSTON'S) WEST TENNESSEE MIL. Pvt Pvt

Capt. William White's Co. from Roane Co., TN
Sarah A. Pryor
applied for widow pension for husband William Pryor who fought with Capt. William White's Co., Tennessee Militia. William was awarded 2 bounty land warrants 54374-80-50, 19656-80-55 (this is possibly William Pryor, son of Matthew J. Pryor of Marion County, TN and his wife Sarah Williams)

Cheatham's 2nd Regiment:
MEN MOSTLY FROM: Robertson, Davidson, Rutherford, and Williamson Counties
William
Pryor 2 REG'T (CHEATHAM'S) W. TENNESSEE MIL. Pvt Pvt

Woodfolk's Tennessee Militia -
mostly men from Jackson, Wilson, Overton, Stewart, and Williamson Counties
Joseph
Pryor BATTALION 3 (WOODFOLK'S) TENNESSEE MIL. Pvt Pvt
Joseph
Pryor BATTALION 3 (WOODFOLK'S) TENNESSEE MIL. Pvt Pvt
John Prior BATTALION 3 (WOODFOLK'S) TENNESSEE MIL. Pvt Pvt

2 REG'T (BENTON'S) TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS 2 REG'T (BENTON'S) TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS
Enoch Odle (married to Catharine Pryor, Greene Co., TN, later resided Jackson Co., TN)

William
Pryor 26 REGIMENT TENNESSEE MILITIA. Pvt Pvt (Looks like this regiment was from Stewart Co., TN, however more research needs to be done)

Wynn's West Tennessee Militia: men mostly from: Wilson, Jackson, Robertson, Bedford, Lincoln, Montgomery, Robertson, Sumner, and White Counties
Jeremiah
Pryor 1 REG'T (WYNNE'S) W. TENNESSEE MILITIA. Pvt Pvt
Jeremiah Prior 1 REG'T (WYNNE'S) W. TENNESSEE MILITIA. Pvt Pvt
(This is likely the Jeremiah Pryor who was in Jackson Co., TN and later in Clay Co. and Dekalb Co., MO)

Pillow's West Tennessee Volunteers
Green Pryor 2 REG'T (PILLOW'S) W. TENNESSEE VOLS. Pvt Pvt
Peter Pryor 2 REG'T (PILLOW'S) W. TENNESSEE VOLS. Pvt Pvt (Peter and Green Pryor were the orphaned sons of John Pryor and Elizabeth Perkins, they resided in Williamson Co., TN)

East Tennessee:

Allison's Regiment: Mostly men from Greene, Sullivan, Washington, Carter, and Hawkins Counties
William
Prior ALLISON'S REG'T, EAST TENNESSEE MILITIA. SERGEANT SERGEANT (This may be the same William Pryor who served with Lillard's regiment)

Booth's East TN Militia: Mostly comprised of men from Knox, Blount, Sevier, Anderson, Bledsoe, Hawkins, Rhea, and Roane Counties
John Pryor 5 REG'T (BOOTH'S) EAST TENNESSEE MILITIA. Pvt Pvt
John Pryor 5 REG'T (BOOTH'S) EAST TENNESSEE MILITIA. Pvt Pvt
Samuel N Pryor 5 REG'T (BOOTH'S) EAST TENNESSEE MILITIA. Pvt Pvt (Samuel N. Pryor possibly a son of Matthew J. Pryor b. 1759. of Marion Co., TN.)
Phillip Pryor 5 REG'T (BOOTH'S) EAST TENNESSEE MILITIA. Pvt Pvt (Philip Pryor, possibly a son of Matthew J. Pryor b. 1759 of Marion Co., TN)

Dyer's Mounted Gunmen: Davidson, Rutherford, Williamson, Dickson, Giles, Overton, Robertson, Stewart, and Sumner Counties
Green Pryor 1 REG'T MOUNTED GUNMEN (DYER'S), TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS. Pvt Pvt
William Prior DYER'S REG'T, CAVALRY AND MTD. GUNMEN, TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS. Pvt Pvt
Green Pryor 2 REG'T MOUNTED GUNMEN (BROWN'S), EAST TENNESSEE VOLS. Pvt Pvt
William Pryor 2 REG'T MOUNTED GUNMEN (BROWN'S), EAST TENNESSEE VOLS.Pvt Pvt
James Whitson (married to Elizabeth PRYOR) REG'T MOUNTED GUNMEN (BROWN'S), EAST TENNESSEE VOLS.Pvt Pvt

Lillard's East Tennessee Volunteers: Mostly men from Greene, Jefferson, Sullivan, Cocke, Grainger, Hawkins, and Washington Counties
James Pryor 2 REG'T (LILLARD'S) EAST TENNESSEE VOLS. ENSIGN ENSIGN (James Pryor who married Urith Cox. His widow applied for his pension for service in the War of 1812. James lived in Hawkins Co., Knox Co. and Dallas Co., AR. His widow listed his military service as Ensign in Capt. H. Martin's Co., TN Militia.)
James Prior 2 REG'T (LILLARD'S) EAST TENNESSEE VOLS. ENSIGN ENSIGN
William Pryor 2 REG'T (LILLARD'S) EAST TENNESSEE VOLS. Pvt Pvt
William Proyar 2 REG'T (LILLARD'S) EAST TENNESSEE VOLS. Pvt Pvt
(Unknown who this William Pryor may be, James Pryor in the same regiment didn't have a brother named William. It may be the same William who served with Allison's regiment (see above).


MISSOURI

:

John
Pryor CAPT. HURL'S COMPANY, MOUNTED, MISSOURI MILITIA. Pvt Pvt

John Pryor CAPT. KEGGINS' COMPANY, MOUNTED, MISSOURI MILITIA. CORPORAL CORPORAL
Robert Pryor CAPT. KEGGINS' COMPANY, MOUNTED, MISSOUIRI MILITIA. Pvt Pvt
(Possibly John and Robert Pryor of Gasconade Co., MO. Other men in same Company- William Greenstreet and Amos & Gideon Richardson of Franklin Co., MO)

Col. Alexander McNair, also the first governor of Missouri. Stephen F. Austin of the Austin Colony in Texas was in McNair's regiment. McNair ran against explorer William Clark (of the Lewis and Clark Expedition) and defeated him in 1820.
Nathan Prior COL. MCNAIR'S MOUNTED REGIMENT, ILLINOIS AND MISSOURI MILITIA. ADJUTANT ADJUTANT
Nathan Pryor COL. MMIVIS MTD REGT. ILLINOIS AND MISSOURRI. ADJUTANT ADJUTANT (Looked up "adjutant" to find that it's an officer who assists senior officers.)


SOUTH CAROLINA:



Tobias Prior YOUNGBLOOD'S REG'T, SOUTH CAROLINA MIL. Pvt Pvt (Tobias Pryor is on the census in Barnwell Co., SC in 1820)



 

 

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